So we're seriously considering a puppy. Yes, we're nuts, we have an almost 5mo old baby, and want to add some more work for ourselvse.
But I think there's some goodness about having a pet for the family, and for my daughter. I grew up around dogs and really miss having one myself, and enjoyed having them around when I was young.
Anyways, I was wondering (seeing as it has been a while) how much dogs eat? What kind of costs are we looking at?
We're primarily looking at a medium sized dog.. i don't want anything huge (100lbs+) .. 70ish lbs seems like a good weight/size.
Any tips, hints, suggestions etc would be great.
We're looking at these at the moment as a ballpark:
I'm not too keen on picking up from the SPCA. I've picked up a number of pets there over the years and temperments/dispositions are hard to judge, along with the fact that you have no idea what they've already been through. I love them all to death, but I'd really prefer to go with something I know more about.